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Honors Theology 12 – Beta

Morality & Church History III

This aim of this course is to teach students how to pray, and inspire them to pursue virtue and sanctity, to trust in Divine Providence, and to make life choices based on sound moral principles. The course will explore in the Church teachings regarding prayer, Divine Providence, morality, vocations, marriage, the family, the Church and, in true Kolbian style, it will end with a study of Our Blessed Mother.

The course will introduce the student to a devout life in the modern world and the practice of mental prayer; give the student the tools to distinguish between forms of prayer that are compatible with Christianity and those that are not; explain why sanctity and perfection consist in doing “everything to conform to God’s will” as St. Teresa of Avila says, and why that is the highest perfection possible; encourage boundless trust in God, His Divine Providence, His Love, and His Mercy; impart a firm understanding of Christian moral principals and the proper application of Christian moral principals in life situations; impart a greater understanding of the dignity of the human person, freewill and vocation; foster a deeper admiration of the particular callings within the Church; inspire each student to respond with greater zeal to the Universal Call to Holiness; reveal the beauty and sanctity of Matrimony in the Catholic Church and the benefits and responsibilities of family life; show forth the excellence of religious vocations, their benefits and responsibilities, as well as briefly define the various type of religious vocations in the Church; further the understanding of one’s duties to God, Church, self, spouse, family, state, and society; and foster a profound appreciation and understanding of Our Lady, her role in salvation and in our lives.

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (H) credit will have eight papers, a mid-term, and final exam each semester.  Additionally, core students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and some grades are established by the parent.  To receive honors credit with Kolbe Academy, students must submit a number of designated assignments to Kolbe Academy for grading, usually exams and select papers.  The parent- and Kolbe-established grades are averaged to produce the final grade for the honors course. Alternatively, a student may enroll in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive additional grading assistance by a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents may still submit grades for the student to be averaged in with the required Kolbe-graded honors assignments, or they may use the teacher-graded materials only to receive credit.

  • The Holy Bible, standard version(hard-bound and soft-bound editions available)
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church, Liberia Editrice Vaticana & U.S. Catholic Conference 
  • Introduction to the Devout Life, St. Francis De Sales, Trans. John K. Ryan
  • Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence,Bl. Claude ColombiereFr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure

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Optional physical copies available for purchase for the following under the Theology 12 “Optional Material” section in the Kolbe Bookstore (digital copies are provided with the self-paced course):

  • Introduction to the Devout LifeStudy Guide,Kolbe Academy Press
  • Trustful Surrender & Morality Study Guide,Kolbe Academy Press
  • Church History III & Morality Reader, Kolbe Academy Press
  • Church History III & Morality Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Press

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course’s associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

9 – 12 (12th)


Mr. Brown

Lecture Format




Honors Fee


Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


Credits (Type)

 10 (Theology)

Transcript Designation


Self-Paced Companion Courses

US & Modern History
Modern Era Literature
Creative Writing

Online Companion Courses

US & Modern History
Modern Era Literature
Creative Writing


Also offered at the Kolbe Core (K) level.